Friday, June 27, 2008


Haaaay, stressful day today, we are trying to finalize the invitations, and its driving us crazy!

Our goal was to have it all printed by end of today, but because there were still revisions as of last night, we have to push the deadline to this weekend.

Have yet to see the final color of the envelopes too...

Our invitation is super simple lang naman and we dont get how we haven't finalized it yet???

Actually, the invite itself is ok already, its the color of the envelopes that is really driving us crazy...

Anyway, we're posting here the soft copy of the invitation - but not all of it, para naman when you get the actual invites, you can still appreciate it :)



When we were just starting to plan the wedding, we, well, mostly Sara, went into a mad rush of buying wedding magazines, and other guides that we can use.

But the most helpful ones that we got were the ones given by friends - copies of Wedding Essentials Magazines from the editor herself, Ms. Marbee Go and the Weddings at Work Wedding Primer and Bride's Yellow Pages from event organizer Janice Villanueva.

These were really super helpful references - Wedding Essentials had options for all types of budgets :) And the Wedding Primer had all the tips, reminders, practical to-do's, etc :)

We also tried buying international bridal magazines, but they were mostly useless because, for one, you cant get anything thats there - unless you are really looking at getting your stuff/suppliers from abroad, and also because their suggestions are kind of baduy - hehe. Their wedding gown designs, tokens, etc are all so common and not very creative. But once in a while you'll still come across some fresh ideas and inspirations from those magazines too.

So anyway, if you're planning you're own wedding soon, try checking out the local magazine stands for Wedding Essentials Magazines (they are also good references for planning even non-wedding events). For copies of the Wedding Primer and the Bride's Yellow Pages, you can email


Thursday, June 26, 2008


We're finalizing our song list this weekend, and we're wondering if you have any suggestions?

We want the songs to be a mix of old and new :-) and the not-so-overly used wedding songs. Of course they should also be appropriate - we cringe at weddings where the wedding singer sings songs that are about lost loves or something...

Sharing with you the lyrics of one of the songs that we really love, which is part of our song list now.

The Last Time by Eric Benet

The first time I fell in love was long ago.
I didn't know how to give my love at all.
The next time I settled for what felt so close.
But without romance, you're never gonna fall.
After everything I've learned;
Now it's finally my turn.
This is the last time I'll fall... in love.
The first time we walked under that starry sky,
there was a moment when everything was clear.
I didn't need to ask or even wonder why, because each question is answered when your near.
and I'm wise enough to know when a miracle unfolds, this is the last time i'll fall in love.
Now don't hold back, just let me know.
Could i be moving much too fast or way too slow.
'Cause all of my life, I've waited for this day.
To find that once in a lifetime, this is it, I'll never be the same.
You'll never know what it's taken me to say these words.
And now that I've said them, they could never be enough.
As far as I can see, there's only you and only me.

This is the last time I'll fall in love.
Last time i'll fall in love.
The last time i'll fall... in love.



We've been getting questions already regarding the attire for the wedding, so we're posting it here na din for everyone's reference:

Its Barong Tagalog for men, and cocktails for ladies.

Our motif by the way is composed of different wine colors - deep purple, cabernet (wine red), and champagne. But you dont need to necessarily follow the color scheme naman :) But if you want to, why not? :)


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

888 Wedding Frenzy

Last January, we were featured by Ms. Tina Dumlao in Phil. Daily Inquirer - because of the wedding date that we chose - 08.08.08 :)

Apparently Ms. Tina found our story interesting enough to write about, when Sara told her how far in advance she had to do bookings for the wedding because so many couples are getting married on the same date.

Here's the link to the article :)

Lucky Date - 888 Wedding Frenzy

Why did we choose the date anyway? Well, actually, we wanted to do 777 originally, but we had to move it to the following year. As it turns out, 888 seemed a better date - as 8 symbolizes infinity (i know, how cheesy... *wink) :)


Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish

We chose this church first of all because we wanted the venue of our wedding to be accessible to all - and Makati is a happy compromise to all our friends and family who are coming from all over the metro, the provinces and even abroad :)

Sara's friend and officemate Alma, actually gave us the idea about this church. Our original choice was Sanctuario de San Antonio in Forbes, but even as early as September last year, the church was fully booked already for August 8. The day Sara panicked and was fantically calling up churches in Makati for an alternative, Alma searched online for this church that she said was one of the oldest churches in Makati.

The photos over the internet were lovely so Sara immediately called to book our wedding ceremony there, for the 2pm slot (the only remaining slots were 8am and 2pm). A few dayd after the booking, we went to go see the church and we realized how it was such a blessing in disguise that Sanctuario de San Antonio was fully booked already.

Here's a link to an online article about the church, for more information :)

Trivia: They say this church has been a setting for some local movies and TV series'. I remember the movie with Kristine Hermosa and Diether Ocampo - the wedding scene was shot here - i think its the movie that was a trilogy? And i also heard the series Lupin had some shots taken here as well.